Ann C. Hodges


First, the Article analyzes the changes in the workplace that led to various proposals for reform. Then the Article looks at the potential for mediation of claims that do not arise out of the collective bargaining agreement, analyzing the possible benefits form the point of view of employers, employees and unions. Next, some of the issues and obstacles to mediation are reviewed. Ultimately, the Article concludes that the benefits of mediation outweigh the disadvantages and that in most collective bargaining relationships the obstacles should not prevent either negotiation of such provision or their successful use for at least some cases.

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